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Date: Jul 14, 2017

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

As The Weather Channel television network, we have heightened focus on innovation, first-class storm coverage and hyper-localized weather information available through our various TV platforms including: The Weather Channel, WeatherScan and Local Now. For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel television network has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all its forms.

We are one of the most widely distributed television networks and the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive real-time programming of any media outlet, with trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather.

Weather is inherently fascinating, and we share our passion through the stories we tell to our audiences through our programming. The more our viewers engage with us, the more our stories illuminate how weather impacts almost everything.

We’re always looking for new talent to keep us on top like someone incredible to fill the job listed here.

Position Summary

Reporting to the CFO, the Vice President of Finance leads and coordinates the Company-wide financial planning and analysis through repeatable and scalable processes.  Detailed responsibilities include, but are not limited to,

  • Lead Company-wide annual planning and forecasting (primarily P&L and in collaboration with the Controller for Balance Sheet and Cash Flows)
  • Coordinate all monthly and quarterly financial governance including analysis of and reporting on monthly and quarterly operating results, selected KPIs, and revenue pacing
  • Provide direct financial support for strategic and operational decision-making for the Executive Leadership Team   
  • Manage the Finance team of three finance professionals
  • Serve as Host Analytics system owner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead team of three finance professionals and align resources with critical business activities
  • Lead the financial reporting governance process with the Corporate Controller
  • Monitor and report on the financial condition of the Company:  Accumulate and distribute weekly analytics dashboard of select KPIs, predictive of profitability and other notable business trends; Partner with the Accounting group on monthly close and reporting processes by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data and business drivers, including conducting detailed monthly revenue and expense variance analyses; Identify and manage financial risks and opportunities, in coordination  with business leads; Work with the CFO to prepare and distribute financial and operational analyses, commentary, and presentation materials for various internal and external stakeholders, including VP+ management (monthly dashboards), the operating committee of the Board of Directors (monthly), and the full Board of Directors (quarterly)
  • Lead the Company-wide annual operating budget and reforecasting processes, partnering cross-functionally
  • Provide financial and modeling support for operational decision-making for tactical and strategic initiatives
  • Leverage the Host Analytics financial planning system to develop and implement a sustainable, driver-based, rolling long-range forecast model, which includes balance sheet and cash flow projections
  • Continually identify and implement ongoing process improvements to the financial planning & analysis processes, governance, and budgeting and forecasting cycles
  • Understand competitive landscape, including business strategies, cost structures and key business metrics
  • Define critical business levers and the financial decision support capabilities and metrics to enable them
  • Proactively monitor and put in place performance reporting processes to ensure both short-term and long-term objectives are met

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • BS/BA degree in business discipline (finance or accounting preferred)
  • MBA strongly preferred
  • 10 or more years of relevant financial modeling, analysis, and reporting experience with at least 5 years of supervisory, forecasting and budgeting experience
  • Media (television) experience strongly preferred, investment banking experience a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A hands-on manager with “roll-up-the-sleeves” attitude and strong leadership skills; a proven leader in hiring, developing, and retaining a high-performing finance team
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Effective and decisive under pressure.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with significant modeling experience (integrated three financial statement, scenario modeling, and enterprise valuation)
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a private equity ownership environment a plus
  • Keen attention to detail, taking pride in accuracy and through across all job functions
  • Must be able to set and handle multiple, competing priorities under tight deadlines
  • Must be high-energy, results-driven, solution-oriented, focused and motivated, with commitment to high standards of excellence and solid decision-making capability
  • Possess the confidence and presence to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of management up to and including senior executive leadership
  • Quick learner
  • Strategic thinker, with capacity to effectively translate strategies into financial plans and proven track record as trusted business partner
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to “go beyond the numbers” in helping business leaders identify and exploit opportunities for increasing revenue and implementing cost discipline
  • Strong experience in developing and reporting on key business performance metrics
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems (PeopleSoft preferred) and business intelligence and corporate performance management software (Host Analytics preferred)

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

 

Hours
The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. You may also fax the completed form to 770-744-2021, which is a confidential fax number.
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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